Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Ok New Me ~ Here I come ... Third Time a Charm??

Sorry everyone but I figure the only way to get my rear in gear is to put this out there in a VERY public way. LOL then I know you'll all see this and ask me every once in a while and I'll have to own up to it! So here's the quick story, sorry work is busy this week so I haven't been around much. And winners don't worry your email is coming I'm just so behind with time here to do it all!
My life in the world of Weigh Loss, Gain Tears and my current state that no longer can be considered a cute "fluffy" state!
Here I am on my wedding day almost 7 years ago. For you that don't know this is after working out 7 days a week for 9 months (if you've heard this before it's ok you can fast forward). This is my first big weight loss in my life. I lost 80 lbs for the wedding, it was a lot of hard work but come on we were single no kids it was easy to go to the gym every day (yes every day)! I was able to get to the smallest I've ever been, well maybe in 6th grade I was that weight but I wouldn't call it small! It was a marvelous day and so was the honeymoon where Cole was my souvenir I brought home from Miami. Well there goes that weight loss!
So ok one kid I still can go to the gym at 5am and then after work. Great plan but that means you don't have a lot of time for husband. Let's just say new baby, no sleep, and me getting up in early to work out doesn't mean for a good communication between the two. Yeah I lost almost all the weight but marriage hit a rough spot. Insert less gym and more talking!

Here I am very close to wedding day weight
My 30th Birthday Party
And guess what happened baby #2, oh crap the weight again. Really did my butt need to grow just as fast as my tummy! I'm not carrying a baby there also!
2 Weeks before Caden, yup I was huge I know it!
So here I am baby #2 is 2 years old and I haven't lost the weight just of yet! I'm in need of a kick in the pants. So it happened this week I decided it was time I was joining a gym again! That's it I can do, I may not be wedding day skinny again but heck I can get close! I promise to go to the gym 4 days a week and not to get so wrapped up in that I let the communication go in my marriage again! I so need to find the perfect balance! Here is to a new me and a goal! I don't do resolutions so goals is what I go with. Cole's birthday is the end of April and my goal is to loose 20 lbs by then! 3 months almost I can do it! And then Caden's birthday is in July and I hope to be down 40 lbs by then. 6 months 40 lbs not close to where I need to be but it's a start!
Not my finest angle but it's the worst picture I could find so it's the winner


  1. Good luck girly I know you can do it!
    I need a kick to get my booty in gear too. I weigh more now that I did with my last baby who is 16 now :-(

  2. You can do it girl! I'm struggling along as well. I talk about it a little bit on my main blog but most of the stuff is on my other one

    I'm here to support you, as will many others!

  3. OH Alexis! It has been TOOO long! I have not dropped by in forever it seems..i am so sorry! Things have been hectic my way with lots of things changin my end BUT when i looked threw my blogs and seen your lastest post i realised HEY how come ive not seen any new posts from Alexis! And realised i am following WAY to many blogs! So sorry! Anyhoo i totally know where your coming from believe u me! i recently posted my one yr to the day in jan a picture of myself a size 24 and my one yr later pic after making my mind up of changing my life syle...and the picture next to it is of me at a size 14/16 :) i have lost 116pounds in one year! Totally different person i tell ya :) I know you can do it you have loads of wonderful ppl to be your support group and thats what makes it so much easier im telling ya!
    here is my exact post check it out if u get the chance!

  4. You will do it!! It does seem to get harder as we get older, I think. When I was in my twenties, I could just watch the food and drink a bottle of wine every night and the weight would come right off. Now...I have to give up the wine! No fun!

  5. you can do it!! all that matters is that you're making the'll see the results...and be healthier! i know it sucks, and its hard...but its worth it! if mommy ain't happy, ain't nobody happy! lol

    good luck!

  6. Good luck girl. You can do it. I admire your will power... I have none.

  7. I dreamed I was running from old friends in Texas that were giving me a hard time, does that count? LOL

    I know I keep thinking I am going to do it! I miss swimming every morning!

  8. I just finished reading Jen Lancaster's "Such a Pretty Fat" and LOVED it. A real woman battling the weight loss thing and doing so in a humorous way. Such a good, fun read and very inspiring!


  9. You can definitely do this! I'm hoping to drop weight too, so I'l lbe checking back often to see how you're doing!

  10. Poser your wedding pictures are amazing.. Wow... I can see why baby 1 and 2 came along. I know you are am amazing woman and will be able to put your mind to this great goal. I will be cheering you on.. Love ya..

    Your number one poser fan..

  11. You've set some really great realistic goals! I know it's really tough to fit in exercise, but you seem like the type of person when you set your mind on something you go all out! I know you can do it! Best of luck and I'll be cheering you on! :-)

    I LOVE your wedding pictures! You're SO beautiful! :-)

  12. ughh I hear you, you pretty girl! sending good luck, stamina, and hugs your way!!

  13. You can do it! You have the right attitude and you can totally commit to spending time on yourself. Remember, your boys need a happy, healthy mommy! and if that means that you have to spend some time working out to do it then go for it!

  14. Oh my friend, you'll be able to do this! I'm working on this as well. Since I've made my life altering decision, I've found a new joy and reason to be a better me, so I'm working out again and eating healthy. 20 pounds in 3 months is perfectly doable for you! I'll be with you all the way! :)

    Love you!

  15. Woohoo! You can do it! Go, girl!

    *add other words of encouragement here*

  16. Girl, you know I'm right there with you! You can do it!

    PS Beautiful wedding photos!

  17. i wish you the VERY BEST of luck.. i know you can do it!!!

    but no matter what.. i think you are beautiful anyhow!

  18. As long as you are doing it for yourself and not someone else it will work...
    Good luck.
    Tootsie pops.
    They are a livesaver when you are trying to lose weight

  19. My trouble started after I quit smoking...I wish I had quit before kids...but it came after.

    However...50 lbs later (hey, that's how much I put on with the first kid) I'm just starting to see it come down. My goal was40 by 40th...didn't quite make it..still two weeks to go, and stress, life, excuses, keep getting in my way.

    However...progress is progress. If I put it in my mouth, it's going to go on my butt...and I know it!'s all within my control.

    You will do it...find soemthing you think is fun. I like the 30 day shred...only 20 mins...I am sore as hell, but keeping it up.

    Keep us posted...I'm sure we'll all be cheering you on!

  20. You go girl! I think publicly putting it out there is such a good idea because it gives you that much more motivation to do it! I can't believe you worked out every day before your wedding! It's so hard to get the motivation to make it to the gym but I know you can do it!

    I'm cheering for you!

  21. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I don't know why I haven't seen yours before...I love it! What a great background.

    I too need to jump on the weight loss bandwagon...Lord knows I have tried a GAZILLION times. Good luck to you!

  22. I know you can do it!! You're a strong lady and if your mind is set, you'll get it done. Good for you!!! And WOW, what a gorgeous bride you were! xoxo

  23. You are so beautiful!! I do understand the issue because I face the same one. I am at my highest weight ever and so frustrated because I cannot seem to get the scale to budge. Awgggg! So maybe we need to stick together on this one. I am in Buckley. Would love to meet you sometime!

  24. Your a brave soul. Good for you. I wish you great success and I hope to be motivated by you.

  25. Holler when you need a pick-me-up!

    Small goals at first to keep the motivation've done it before and you can do it again.

    Might have to lay off some of those dessert recipes....sigh....BUT that will help this diabetic along. I won't lose any toes or anything :O)

    Your wedding photos are so beautiful! You are STILL beautiful!

  26. I have stopped and started so many darn times! I have been at it for a while again now and the weight loss has been slooooow. Age has a funny way of hindering it!

  27. Oh girlie I know you can do it and we'll be here to help you and support you all the way!!!

  28. I feel the same's been almost 3 years since I had my 2nd set of twins and I can't keep using the excuse, "Well, I just gave birth...give me some time!" It's time for me to piss or get off the pot. I just have a hard time getting my butt in gear!

    You sound very've obviously got a great source of support here on your blog! You can do it!!

  29. You can do it! You've done it before.

    I'm in a similar place. Here's to both of us reaching our goals!

  30. Sweetie,
    You can do anything you put your mind to, you are a beautiful woman inside and out. As long as you are doing this for yourself and not anyone else, you will accomplish it.
    Big hugs and lots of support from me!

  31. you are still a beautiful momma! I think you were absolutely gorgeous in that wedding dress! What a pretty dress. I love weddings. Can we do them all over? Oh yeah, I wouldn't fit into my dress anymore!

  32. I came back to read this again...I need to quit using that old pic of me at work as a chef and face facts. I am over weight! I don't look anything like that pic anymore LOL

    Your wedding pics are gorgeous!


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